Provodnikov: Golovkin Blows Out Canelo, GGG-Ward is The Fight

By Radio Rahim

Former world champion Ruslan Provodnikov believes WBC/IBO/WBA/IBF middleweight world champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (35-0, 32KOs) would demolish Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (47-1-1, 33KOs) if the two of them squared off in the ring.

Earlier this year the World Boxing Council ordered Canelo to defend his WBC belt against Golovkin in the fall. Last week, Canelo vacated the WBC belt and Golovkin was named champion by the sanctioning body.

The two sides continued to negotiate for a potential showdown later this year.


Provodnikov gives Canelo no chance to beat Golovkin. He says the Mexican superstar is not big enough or talented enough to win that fight.

The one opponent Provodnikov would like to see GGG face is former super middleweight king Andre Ward (29-0, 15KOs). In the past, there were some discussions for a Golovkin-Ward fight. With no agreement in sight, Ward moved up to light heavyweight and is scheduled to face unified champion Sergey Kovalev in the fall.

"There is no question for me, in this fight for me...Triple G would go through Canelo. Canelo is too small, not enough power and not enough skill to outbox Triple G. For me, Triple G is the favorite 100%," Provodnikov told

"For me, a questionable fight [of who will win] is Triple G against Andre Ward, who is a bigger guy and has great boxing skills. That's the fight where you could ask - 'who is going to win?' But in the Canelo fight, there is no question Triple G will win."

As for Canelo, Provodnikov is more interested in watching him face former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux - who is actually rumored as a potential fall opponent for Canelo.

"In my opinion a more interesting fight to watch is Canelo against Lemieux. That's a fight where it would be more interesting than Triple G and Canelo, because Triple G is just going to beat Canelo," Provodnikov said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JQside on 05-26-2016

[QUOTE=bluebeam;16741315]Ward was trying to give us the golovkin fight and the kovalev fight. The 2 killers around his weight. Now we only get the kovalev fight[/QUOTE] Ward had 2 long years to assess the Golovkin situation. He wasn't able to…

Comment by bluebeam on 05-26-2016

[QUOTE=JQside;16741298]Ward knew moving up was a sure destiny for him because he got fat and can't make 168 anymore, as he admitted to Fat Dan. Problem was dangerous Kovalev was lurking around and Ward knew fans are going to demand…

Comment by Mike_R on 05-26-2016

I don't know why GGG vs. Ward is continuously brought up when Ward is on a path to fighting Kovalev. From a purist standpoint, that is the best fight in boxing and all signs point to it *actually* happening this…

Comment by JQside on 05-26-2016

[QUOTE=Swatty;16738270]It's a shame Ward ducked GGG and was only available when GGG wasn't... that is to say, years in the future. GGG's people finally called Ward on it by saying come down 4 lbs, split the difference, make it 50-50…

Comment by kafkod on 05-26-2016

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;16741217]there's plenty of more examples well after that date throughout the year. Cut the bs. :footinmou[/QUOTE] Yeah, plenty more examples of Loeffler asnwering questions about why he wanted Froch for Golovkin. And?

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